Opinion Columns & Blogs

May 31, 2009

Perdue, Alcoa and the jobs

A lawyer from the N.C. attorney general's office surprised a lot of folks the other day in an administrative law hearing. He asked Judge Joe Webster if he could summarize the views of Gov. Bev Perdue on a request by Stanly County to stop a state permit the Alcoa Power Generating Inc. wants. The company needs it to renew its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license to operate hydroelectric dams on the Yadkin River.

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